Kālkāji Devi

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  • Day3

    Baha'i Tempel @ Neu Delhi

    November 19, 2016 in India ⋅ 🌫 25 °C

    Der zweite Versuch klappt und der "Lotus Tempel" ist heute geöffnet. Allerdings sind Horden von Schulkindern unterwegs. Naja, ich geh rein.

    Am eigentlichen Tempel angekommen kommt die indische Perfektion zu Tage. Ich muss meine Schuhe ausziehen und mich in einer Reihe stellen. Es geht über eine Treppe um ein Geländer herum. Eigentlich ist das bestimmt kein richtiger Weg. An der Türe wieder in einer Reihe aufstellen bis man in den Tempel hinein gelassen wird.

    Innen ist der Tempel zwar groß und sakral gebaut aber an sich nichts besonderes. Naja, dann schnell wieder raus und weiter zum nächsten Tempel.
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  • Day3

    ISKCON Tempel @ Neu Delhi

    November 19, 2016 in India ⋅ 🌫 26 °C

    Der ISKCON Tempel ist eigentlich gleich neben dem Lotus Tempel. Aber ich muß außen herum wieder zurück und durch einen kleinen Park gehen.

    Der ISKCON Tempel sieht eher traditionell aus. In das Innere kann ich leider nicht schauen aber es scheint durchaus ein etwas besser gepflegter Tempel zu sein.

    Ich verlasse die Tempelanlage auf der gegenüber liegenden Seite und bin damit schon wieder direkt in der Stadt. Ich gehe zur nächsten Metro Station. Jedenfalls will ich das. Ich gehe durch kleine Gassen. Noch kleinere Gassen meide ich. Da wird es selbst mir unheimlich. So mitten im Wohnviertel. Aber vermutlich muss ich mir keine Sorgen machen. Es laufen überall Sicherheitsmenschen herum. Naja, junge Ladies die in einer Uniform stecken aber vermutlich nichts bewegen können.
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  • Day4

    Day 1 Old Delhi

    September 30, 2017 in India ⋅ ☀️ 35 °C

    Lotus Baha'i Temple complex and rickshaw ride were highlights. Congestion, heat, vibrant colours and lots of smiles. Finished the night with Welcome dinner Indian dancing.

  • Day297

    New Delhi

    October 25, 2017 in India ⋅ 🌫 25 °C

    Another big city, so I thought...
    I was right and wrong as well... The city is as hectic as the others but it's green. Lot of parks and temple to visit. Many places to relax and escape from the hectic.
    In the evening the guys from the hostel asked my to join them for cinema. The movie called "Golmaan again", an Indian movie. Like I imagined Bollywood movies this one was also very colorful, with typical singing and dancing parts and a lot of laughter. For God's sake the Hindi language has some English words included so we could understand bits and pieces of the movie. The movie started twice because of a failure in the display. We didn't finish it and got a money return. So we spent the money in beer.
    Close to my hostel, the HOG Hostel, is the famous lotus temple of the bahai religion. I meet a guy in the park of the temple and we started talking... He taught me about this very peaceful, open minded and young religion. Different to the other religions whom believe that everyone has to be be the same they see the beauty of the diversity. They don't have priests so it's a kind of self-study. Men and women are equal. That's something special in India where the kast-system still exist and the traditions are held high. He told me that he's from Iran and was one of the architects of the lotus temple. He explained me a lot about the structure and the construction of these impressive building. They chose the shape of a lotus because it's unique and for the Asian an important symbol. Noone can say: it's a mosque, a churches or something else just because of the shape. It's an attraction. A place of worth ship... A worth ship of all religion, a worth ship of life and nature...
    Maybe the most beautiful and peaceful place I've been till now.
    Back in the hostel I decided to spend the rest of the day with Max, a German who traveled from Hannover to India. He's on the road since a year. His story of traveling is amazing. His favorite country is Iran because the people were so friendly, polite and just awesome.
    We went out for some ruins of a mosque and a few tombs. They are very nice and a typical tourist attraction so very crowded. Like almost everywhere in the last months many Indian asked me for a Foto with them. Felt a bit like a superstar. Afterwards we headed to a bazar in the north of the city. It's very crowded here and Max was looking for a special sweetshop. On the search for the shop we walked in dark and narrow streets, they reminded us on Harry Potter. We passed old wooden entrances from the 1900 and were seriously surprised about the beauty in all this hectic and filth.
    During our walk we grabbed some Dal and Parotas at a food stall and bought some sweets in this famous shop.

    My plan was made to do a guided trip to agra (Taj mahal and agra fort) and Jaipur. Both cities were on my list and I still had four days left till I had to be in Rishikesh.
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